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phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of his title. >> they don't have the authority to strip hassan of h his rank. they can give a dismissal which is a dishonorable d
by hassan will be taking the stand, plus three more of the wounded will be giving their testimony, bringing the total number of witnesses for the government to just around 20. the bigger question is what, if anything will hassan say when it's his turn. he did ask the judge for a break between the government's case and his own, indicating he is planning something, but morgan, you just never know what will come out of this guys mouth. he already indicated that if he were given the death penalty, he would consider himself a martyr. >> you mentioned the death penalty, heidi. what kind of problems would the death penalty really present? >> well, if he is sentenced to death as expected here, it would really present a case that doesn't have any precedence in u.s. history. the last u.s. soldier to be executed was in 1961, and he was hanged by the neck. that just gives you an indication of how much time has passed since the last execution. there are five soldiers currently on death row. one has been there for 25 years, so if hassan continues this pattern of condemning himself and waives his rights,
. >>> the sentencing phase for major nadal hassan is underway. hassan is the gunman responsible for the fort hood shooting rampage in 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from the victims' families over the next few days. heidi zhou castro is following nadal's sentencing and joins us live from fort hood. today is the first day we're hearing the impact statements. what are survivors saying? >> absolutely heartbreaking stuff today tony. today we heard from ten family members and coworkers of these 13 that were killed. one of them, the widow of major labardo how hard was to explain to her two-year-old son that daddy was never coming home. it took him weeks for him to realize what death meant. she kept her husband's voice mail message for years, up until a couple of weeks ago. and then she discovered that the cell phone carrier accidently deleted that message. and then the teenage daughter who tried to take her own life as a result. not a dry high except for nadal hassan, himself. he was emotionless t
: the prosecution in the fort hood trial resting its case, now it's major nadal hassan's turn. he has the opportunity to present his side of the case if there is a side. when court gets underway at 10:00 a.m. eastern time hassan representing himself is accused of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage at fort hood. how do we expect his testimony to go. >> reporter: this is the moment everyone has been waiting for in this long awaited court-martial. because hassan is acting as his own lawyer this could get interesting. yesterday the judge told major hassan you must ask yourself questions if you class to testify. you are not allowed to make a statement. it must be in a q and a format. if he chooses to do so, that could be awfully bizarre to watch. but taking the stand also opens him up to cross-examination by the prosecution. a lot of military law experts told me they would be surprised if this morning major hassan has chosen to put himself in that position. but this has been a court-martial full of odd behavior of the 42-year-old psychiatrist who asked very few questions of the 90 wit
♪ ♪ yeah it's the little sandwich cookie and it's wonderfilled ♪ ♪ >> iranian president hassan rouhani, some have dubbed him a moderate leader, but do his own words suggest that the threat to israel is as concrete as ever? knocjoel loansberg is back from several weeks in israel where he joins us now with insight. joel, good to have you today. >> thank you, shannon. >> what is the thinking about the new iranian president? >> there is the central belief in israel, certainly among prime minister netanyahu, that his advisers that rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing. rouhani is perceived widely in the white house, in the western media, as a moderate, but he's certainly not. he was part of the inner circle of the ayatollah hoe mainy, been a longtime member of the inner circle of the proceed-radical leader. his eldest son committed suicide a couple years. he said in his suicide note, "i hate your government, your lies, your corruption, your religion, your double acts, and your hypocrisy. i hate that yothis from his own. he's a moderate. he has a new softer face, but still the same policies
and a half long years, victims of the fort hood massacre, nidal hassan goes to trial. we'll have a preview and all 13 of those lost in the gunfire. >> gregg: plus who are other the boardwalk, police arrest a man witnesses say may have inever intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people killing one person. >> and major league baseball fans awaited the punishment of ser star alex rodriguez that could get a lifelong ban for steroid use. what it means for many other players that could face similar fates. >> gregg: we begin with late breaking developments about an extraordinary travel alert for americans in the closing of two dozens bases across central asia. sources telling fox news the terrorist chatter that the u.s. intelligence has been picking up in the last couple weeks, goes way beyond anything heard in the last decade. quote, this is not a dress rehearsal like some previous threat warnings. the closure stretches across a wide arc including some of the most turbulent areas of the world. many countries are beefing up security with additional troops and military checkpoints hoping t
in for megyn kelliy. major nidal hassan opened up the statement. hassan did not ask a single question. but it is what we are hearing today that has experts completely confused about hassan's defense. reporting for fort hood texas, is casy. >> allison, good to so you. no one expected this. the court martial was running a head of schedule. and now come to a grinning halt. everyone was dismissed from court and ordered to be back here at 10 o'clock eastern tomorrow morning. let me walk you through what happened. it is convuulated. the judge said the defense foiled a motion this morning to basically no longer work for major hassan if he is trying to get the death.. remember the history. hassan decided he would represent himself and his lawyers were put on stand by to help him where needed since the fro year old army psychiatrist is clearly not an attorney. in so many words, the stand by council said hasan is not trying here and he appears to want the death.and they don't want to be a part. if hasan wants to put up a fight they will stay. hasan participated little and only cross examined t
arguments are set to begin. nadal hassan rested his defense yesterday with no testimony or witnesses. but he later told the judge that the attack was provoked because soldiers were deploying to engage in an illegal war. casey seigel has details. >>> the defense rests. that is what army major nadal h nidal hasan said. >> i thought he would take the opportunity to take the witness stand and tell his side of the story. >> i think he understands he's going to be convicted in this case. there's not a chance he would walk away. he has done what he wants to do which is be a martyr. >> following the decision the judge adjourned the court-martial bringing prosecutors more time to prepare the closing arguments. it is not clear whether hassan will have his closing arguments. >> he is limited as to what he can argue. he might wave his right to have a closing argument and move on to the death penalty phase which is what he is asking for to begin with. >> the 42-year-old army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in november 2009. hasan says he carried out the attack t
that the prosecuting attorneys could not introduce evidence of e-mail exchanges between hassan and a l- a la wki to avoid confusion between motive and defense of others. she rowelled that hassan could not use defense of other in the strategy. but the judge osborne allowed web searches to remain in. evidence that hasan looked for things on the internet as jihad. it is considered a blow to the family victims. but military analyst say that the prosecution still has plenty to secure a conviction here. >> from the pure evidence stand point, the volume of fire is probative or tends to prove that this was not an uncalculated series of killings. it was planned. >> now with the judge's ruling, several witnesses will no longer take the stand. that means only a handful remains. and we are getting closer to the prosecution resting its case as we begin week three. next major hassan will call his two witnesses and the jury will get the case. if found guilty, he faces the death penalty and first time since the court martial began, we have word that some of the family members are interested in speaking to the p
in this case. and july 20th. hassan would be tried in a military court and face the death penalty. and numerous delays. the court martial began on august 6th of this year. and we'll get word of updates, we'll bring it to you right away. new controversy over the new un embassy to the un. samantha power was on a personal trip when she missed a meeting. power was briefed the entire time and is not out this tweet. reports devastating and hundreds dead in streets including kids killed by chemweapons. un must get there fast and if true, perps must face justice. fox nows editor and host of power. happy friday to you, chris. how are you? >> i am good. why power was not there. it is a right wing hit job to ask that question. >> isn't that what they say about -- what those people say about everything. i seem to hear that on benghazi. i think i heard that, too. that is not a defense. saying that a person can't be there because they were on a personal trip is a choice, it is certainly a choice for samantha power to make a decision 20 days or so as un secretary or not that but u.s. embassy to make a choice
the testimony of witnesses of how he charged hassan with a chair and tried to stop him and killed while trying to protect others. >> this is a long and exhausting process. we are tired and we are hurt. but we are resolved. justice has been served. . >> the sad reality is it could take years if not decade physical hasan dies by lethal injection. hassan did not appeal we should note, it is just standard for any capitol case for the military. a soldier hasn't been executed in this count row since 1961 and 5 sit on death row in kansas. hassan will join them and sit there while the appeal's process plays out. and military appeals court have overturned 11 of 16 death sentences handed down. and that is why the judge here and the prosecutions worked so hard to make sure every letter of the law was followed so hasan's case is not one of them. shannon in ncasy, thank you very much. >> and joining us now is retired sergeant luns ford who was shot sen times by hasan. and one bullet is still lodged in his back. we'll get your reaction to the sentence? >> well, i am glad they gave him the death sentence, ho
killed 13 people and wounded 32 others in a 2009 rampage. hassan is representing himself, but the lawyers assigned to back up his defense team have now suddenly asked to withdraw from the case. cnn's ed lavandera is on the scene. he's been in the courtroom. ed, what's the latest? >> reporter: well, this was a bizarre day of what we thought would be testimony, wolf, but everything started about 45 minutes late this morning. when the judge did show up and major hassan was at his defense table as well as prosecutors, and this is what is called the standby counsel, three attorneys who have been assigned to help navigate him through this death-penalty case, said they want to modify their standing, their role in this case. they say that major hassan is essentially working with the prosecution to ensure he gets the death penalty and that they can't stand by and what much that happen. major hassan objected to that, and before anythinged could be said, the judge shut it all down, saying that's a conversation that those attorneys would have in private. so everything has been shut down for today. we
, being helpful to all americans. >> thank you so much, ron hassan, president of beverly hills hollywood branch of naacp. our coverage continues on al jazeera and www.aljazeera.com. the celebration at lincoln memorial begins today. >>> in april a north korea court tensed kenneth bay to is a years of hard labor. he's now suffering from diabetes and an enlarged heart. the white house said they're completely concerned about his health and want north korea to send him home. >>> you may not like this. but the social media giant said half requests about users is from the united states. 74 countries over all is asking for the info, and facebook is not alone. google and microsoft release numbers on how often government request data information. >>> it was hailed as the e-cigarette. why thi this is being labeled dangerous. >>> shakespeare goes behind bars in illinois. classic drama with a hip-hop twist. with the help from the inmates. that's the headlines "consider this" is up next on al jazeera. ♪ >> good morning. i'm morgan radford and these are some of the stories we're following today. the
. hassan was his own attorney. he indicated from the beginning that he wanted to die. one by one relatives of those massacred took the stand to talk of his loss. >> my father will never come home, his laughter to our ears, his smile to our eyes, but justice is now here. >> reporter: heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, fort hood. >> and nidal is the first u.s. soldier to receive the death penalty since 1961. well, it was a day of reflection and remembrance at the mall in washington. many gathered to celebrate the event. >>> it's a wage war as fast food workers walk out on their employers. police in new york are keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. we'll explain why and what it means for people who attend them. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly w
national park. the flames have destroyed 230 square miles. the a jury will decide if nadal hassan will receive life in prison or the death penalty. he killed 13 people in 2009. >>> some parents are complaining that students are forced to walk through crime-ridden headlinesr. those are the headlines and you can get your news at www.aljazeera.com [♪ music ] >> on america tonight. >> nothing today is more serious, and nothing is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> sharp words from washington leave little doubt what the u.s. thinks happened to these syrian victims. now focus turns to how and when the world will respond. >>> and the threat to california's most mighty residents. the enormous blazes that have also triggered fears for san francisco's water supply. also tonight we're keeping up the fight for chicago. a community left in a constant state of mourning and wondering how will the violence ever end? >> i'm so tired of doing funerals of young men getting killed through gun violence whether by th the police or anor gang. it just wears you down. [♪ music ] >> good evening, and
president hassan rohani. but iran might mobilize it's other ally in the region, hezbollah. >> iran has limited impact to retaliate in a terror fashion. this is a natural response run prefers to use proxy groups in the form of terrorism, and an attack on israel is the likely expected reaction from the regime. >> reporter: the attacks could be launched on israel by hezbollah in the south of lebanon. it's known that they have rockets capable of hitting all the way here to tel aviv. that's a major israeli fear. a strike from america and its allies is on the cards. we just don't know when it might come. but as syria's ambassador to the u.n. said the country right now is in a state of war and preparing for the worse. >> that's john terrett reporting. bam as der. when you look at that bam and when you, might that be the reason why there has been hesitancy to get involved with syria. >> i don't think so at all. i think that if the united states wished to apply direct military force to take out the syrian air force, for example, it could do so. we face terrorist threats were hezbollah and iran
by a scandal set off by his wife as murder i've british businessman. the sentences face for hassan is underway. huh shann is the gunman responsible for the fort hoot shooting rampage in november 2009. he was found guilty on friday on 13 counts of murder. and 32 counts of attempted murder. a military jury will hear impact statements from victims families over the new few days. meantime, george zimmerman is asking the state of florida to cover some of his legal fees, a lawyer for the neighborhood watch volunteer plans to file a motion to cover between $20,300,000 of legal fees, the 29-year-old was acquitted of all charges including seconds degree murder in the fatal shooting of unarmed team treyvon martin in florida. thieves of being blamed in mexico's debtsly train crash where officials say the train derailed because of the track had be been stolen at least six people were killed when they hitched a right on the train. 250 migrants were hoping to reach the u.s. in search of a better life. the japanese government says it will take charge of to dismantle and did he con damn nate severely damaged
police officer. for his part hassan has said little during the death penalty trial other than to say he was the shooter. a judge will deliberate the senate for bradley manning. he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. manning's lawyer says he doesn't deserve a sentence that prevents him from rebuilding his life. he was convicted of 20 counts cluck 7 of espionage act. >> the coast guard trying to figure out how a 56 foot fishing boat was grounded. it just missed the famous caesar's pier. >> the captain was not driving at the time one of the mates was driving. the initial report, he did state he may have fallen asleep. >> it took crews several hours to tow the boat back. they could face fines for the mishap. one of the nation's bravest heros just scoring a big victory over the ncaa. maureen steven rose now okayed to play football. the ncaa initially ruled that he couldn't because he played games in a military league while serving our country. cy arnold has more. >> just a few hours separate this interview. >> first thing i did. thank you, lord. >> from this on
emotional testimony in the court-martial trial of nadal hassan. the former army psychiatrist who admitted opening fire at the fort hood army base in 2009. today, survivors of the rampage taking the witness stand and recalling the complete horror of the day. after the judge ruled hasan could continue to represent himself and his standby defense team would not be taken off the case. jeffrey king is a military lawyer, former marine judded a -- advocate. mr. king, let me start with you because of your background. the judge made the right decision here. correct? these standby lawyers are just that. they stand by and they offer answers to hasan whenever he wants them. otherwise they're really not involved. >> right. the judge made the order a while ago when she agreed to allow hasan to defend himself. but she said if you're going to do this, i'm going to have your defense team standing by, on the sidelines, watching everything, hearing every witness so if he needed some assistance they would be ready to step in. and now they have gone to the court and said, you know, we're watching him put his
. major the doll hassan has won the right to represent himself in court, meaning he will likely question some of the same people he is accused of attacking. judge osborne has artie struck hen his planned defense that was protecting taliban leaders in afghanistan from u.s. soldiers. he is charged with 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder and could face the death penalty if did. forsentencing hearing bradley manning continued monday with testimony from a top state department official. --tor kennedy claimed patrick did he claimed manning's leak of diplomatic cables to wikileaks has had a chilling effect on u.s. diplomacy by making foreign officials less forthcoming in private talks. he said -- kennedy acknowledge the state department had never completed damaged assessment for the leaks. clashes have corrupted in turkey after a court sentenced former military chief to life in prison for trying to overthrow the government of the turkish prime minister. court sentenced scores of other military officers along with journalists and politicians, including three current members of
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that convict nadal hassan of the deadly shooting he admitted to at fort hood, texas must now decide if he gets the death penalty or life in prison. there are 13 members on the panel and they meet tomorrow in the now penalty phase of his court marshall. the -- court martial. he was found guilty of 13 counts of murder in the mass shooting in 2009. let's talk to our legal panel. kesha is a defense attorney and former prosecutor and david schwartz is a defense attorney and former prosecutor as well. thanks to both of you for coming in. >> thank you. >> let's start by talking about this death penalty case and the fact, david, that they must sit again now and make a judgment. the families will speak. he may speak too. they want justice. the death penalty is it for some. that makes him a martyr in his mind and a life sentence for others. how do they weigh and balance it? >> they will weigh the mitigating factors versus the33 aggravating factors. the aggravating factors -- the heinous part of this crime and the amount of vehicle times and the mass -- victims and the mass shootings in this crime is so
a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting of military leaders and w
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trial of nidal hassan now in its sentencing phase. he was found guilty of killing 13 people in 2009. >>> students and teachers wrapped up their first day of school in chicago. some parents are complaining students are forced to walk through crime areas in chicago because of school closures. >>> those are the headlines. "consider this" is next on al jazeera. i'll see you back here at 11:00 eastern time. and you can always get the latest online at aljazeera.com. ♪ ♪ >>> america inching toward action in syria. president obama, and secretary of state kerry are weighing the options as the world waits. if the u.s. does intervene what would the cost be financially and emotionally, and will americans tolerate another conflict in the middle east. and the owner of the encrypted email used by edward snowden shuts his site down, and said if you know what i know about email, you might not use it. a former disney star stuns audiences. is this proof that our culture oversexualized. good evening, i'm antonio mora, and welcome to "consider this." we begin with syria. as proof of a chemical weapo
. the last time the u.s. military executed a soldier was back in 1961. hassan killed 13 of his fellow unarmed soldiers and injured more than 30 others at that texas army base. >> a newly released videotape shows eyewitness testimony in the 1975 assassination attempt on president gerald ford. that testimony coming from the president himself. the videotape shows ford answering questions about the attempt. a jury convicted lynette, squeaky fromme. this is the first time a sitting president has ever given oral testimony in a trial. >> she was three to four feet from me when i first noticed her. she appeared to want to come married. i had the impression she did come forward. i didn't see the precise movement. i stopped, because i had the impression she wanted to speak to me or shake my hand, and as i moved to either shake hands or speak to her, i then notice said the gun. as i indicated, it in her hand was approximately two feet from it. >> now ford videotaped that testimony for use in squeaky fromme's trial. she was sentenced to life in prison, released in parole in 2009. she now lives in new yor
took his own life. >>> mayor nadal hassan rested his case without calling witnesses in the sentencing phase of his court-martial. tomorrow the closing statements and the jury begins deliberating. he was convicted on all counts of the fort hood massacre. he could be sentenced to death. >>> two florida man are in custody after a chase in south georgia. police tried to pull them over for speeding and they bolted. they were driving a stolen car. >>> a store in new jersey is looking for a few good men that shopped there on sunday evening. a camera shows they paid for the item, though in clerk was not on hand because the store was closed but the shoppers didn't know that because the lights were on and the front door was open. management wants to offer them gift certificates. we'll be right back. license and registration please. what's this? uhh, it's my geico insurance id card, sir. it's digital, uh, pretty cool right? maybe. you know why i pulled you over today? because i'm a pig driving a convertible? tail light's out.. fix it. digital insurance id cards. just a click away with the geico
major nidal hassan to death. the death sentence is something that the american-born muslim wanted. as he believes that it puts him on a path to martyrdom. we have the latest. good evening, casey. >> good evening to you. a few tears in that courtroom today from family members when that sentence was handed down. hasan showed no emotion. he sat there emotionless and stared down. this was a victory for a lot of people, specifically the family members for those killed at this texas army post. it was about them and it was about finally getting some closure four years after this shooting. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt, he was 22 years old, he was married for 2 1/2 months. until nidal hasan walked in and gunned him down. >> nidal hasan is a coward and unrepep ent murderer. >> he will be transferred to the military death row. he'll join the five other condemned soldiers there until his automatic appeals process plays out. hasan didn't request that. it's simply a formality. the nearly $300,000 he's earned while in confinement could wind up one day going to the family members thro
the underwear bomber in detroit, we had major hassan inspired by awlaki who's now going on trial here for the ft. hood shootings. we had the attempted new york city subway bombing. times square bombing. so a lot of this stuff has continued and can still affect our homeland. i think chertoff on balance can make a pretty reasonable argument in defense of what he is saying. >> john stanton, one cannot ignore the sort of politics of this decision. we played that sound from the president's speech at the national defense university as sort of a reminder i think of his objectives here which is to unwind the 9/11 -- or not unwind but get us past the 9/11 mindset. but this event sort of takes us -- i don't know how ever many steps backward in terms of the sense of security around a sense that perhaps we do not need a counterterrorism complex, a national security complex that's as far-reaching as we have had. can roth, the director of human rights watch, wrote the war against al qaeda is over. this is an op-ed in the "washington post." he says these's fill yachts are significant actors in yemen and northe
and ideologues. hassan albani who we mentioned and another name we should know google google it because our government apparently has sent. he really in the modern day provided the framework for the endless jihad of al qaeda and its offshoots want today in what they are trying to carry out. every al qaeda leader worth his suicide belt basically points to society needs subnine as their inspiration. he was their chief propagandist and i talked the muslim brotherhood who say he was a great man but he lost his way again. when he was in prison he got radicalized. but brother sayyid you have to take his writings in context. the ones who want to wage perpetual jihad until islam reigns supreme over the world? taking it back to the mosques in america have been on the ground and muslim brotherhood enclaves from coast to coast and i have to tell you it's a funny thing. actually it's a horrible thing, to go to a place like nashville tennessee the buckle of the bible belt and see muslim brotherhood linked groups, concrete links. i document it in the. to see these characters building a multi-million doll
outlast his presidency. >> if it goes on that long and a complicated case, is it possible that hassan could avoid the lethal injection and technically given the death penalty? >> absolutely. there is not a lot of legal history as i think you have pointed out. there's not been a military execution since 1961. the military is not set up, the legal system for this. it is quite possible that an appeals court could find some problem with the case that would result in a life sentence. but he could also get the death penalty because he seems to be trying to get it. >> yes. >> doesn't seem to be much doubt that the trial is a kind of slow motion suicide. >> it's interesting. most of the victims' families don't want him to get the death penalty. >> do you want to give him the satisfaction of martyrdom or do you not care whether he is and give him the penalty? >> fascinating case. thank you so much. >> okay. >>> our third story "out front," busted. federal authorities shut down one of the biggest dogfighting rings in u.s. history. nearly 370 pitbulls were rescued this weekend in a massive raid
courtroom drama when the military trial for accused ft. hood shooter hassan begins tomorrow. he faces 13 counts of premeditated murder. 32 counts of attempted murder. in the 2009 mass shooting that is considered one of the worst massacres in u.s. history. among those taking the stand to face hasan will be luns ford whose injuries including blind in his left eye and traumatic brain injury. >>> missy franklin swam to a six gold medal in barcelona last night. with that the 18-year-old becomes only the fifth swimmer to win six golds in either the world's or an olympics. missy is a terrific person as well as swimmer has given up potentially millions of dollars for endorsements to compete for cal berkeley where she is starting school this fall. we wish her well there as well. >>> 554 acre eyelid in the caribbean or lamb ba twinkies. thought you saw the last of shark nato? think again. this weekend the viral hit sold out in three major cities. new york, boston, seattle. people you can watch it for free on television! they even had to add show times to meet the fan demand. no need to worry. it i
to you. >> thank you. the latest from milan. >>> in iraq the new president hassan rouhani says the country needs to be more open and transparent. nbc news's ann curry was in iran. >> reporter: on iran state television, the transfer of power of mahmoud ahmadinejad to hassan rouhani appears full of goodwill. we never heard this from ahmadinejad. >> translator: the only way to engage with iran on issues is to build trust on both sides. a mutual respect and by lowering tensions between each other. >> reporter: perhaps as significant as the new president's message is today's orchestration of the international press. this inauguration has turned into a world press event. really only for one reason. the world is worried iran could soon have the bomb. and iran gave the media a show. its modern parliament a setting for a television spectacular. for the first time, heads of state from all over the world were invited. with the notable exception of the united states and israel. while afghanistan's karzai and a top official from north korea were in attendance, heads of state from western eu
the death penalty. hassan, meanwhile, is also representing himself. he plans to argue that he was defending members of the taliban who were fighting americans in afghanistan. captain glenn -- is a judge advocate general and a professor of law at the coast guard academy, david webb is the host of the david webb show, also the co-founder of tea party 365 and a fox news contributor, and leslie marshall is a syndicated radio talk show host. thank you for joining us. >> good morning. patti ann: hasan admits he killed the 13 people. dozens of witnesses, yet this is considered a complex case. why? >> i think complex mostly as you just noted, patti ann, is that he has fired his two previous counsel assigned to him, so that's difficult to begin with. and really military justice is quite fair and really we've only brought the death penalty forward in the last 20, 25 years about 20 times. and in 11 of those, appeals of those sentences for a death penalty have been successfully appealed. so if you look to texas, there's been 500 executions in texas over the same period of time. so i think it's really d
president of iran hassan rourhani. >> we are prepared seriously and without wasting time to enter negotiations with the other side which are serious and substantive. >> so what do you think? is this new president of iran more moderate than ahmadinejad? >> he's less colorful than al qaeda -- ahmadinejad. but doesn't mean he's less of this group. in regard to the nuclear program, they are all on the same page. they're trying to find the most effective way to defy and defeat the whole world. so i think the real issue -- i cannot in the way of someone wants to talk to them or try to talk to them. but any contact with them, any negotiation with the new limits in a way that will make sure that the strategic clarity of the need to block iran from turning nuclear will be kept in mind so that long before starting 2014, iranians should know, probably behind closed doors. no need to embarrass them in public. they should know that either they are serious about putting an end to the nuclear military program or else. >> the form he defense minister of israel, the former prime minister of israel
-old private francesco the last was pregnant when hassan gunned her down. other survivors say they could hear people screaming my baby before her voice went silent >>darya: of 4 passes list of top burning celebrity street mud down up taken and more cash than any celebrity over the past year. she earned about $125 million between june of 2012 and june of 2013. -= =forbes. madonna topped teh list. stevens did that-stevens bill burke came and at second street-- steven spielberg. >>darya: burger king is offering a burger for a buck and the twist on it is a comes with four fries on the burger. it's a freiburg corporate instead of cheese you have for french fries and it's a dollar and 360 cals by the way so that didn't come for free pre it and 19 g of fat but they are thinking it's a new angle and maybe it will attract to because you get the burgers with the prize on top. -- fries on top. we have warm weather and a little bit of a cool down for the weekend. >>mark: thanks for joining us on the kron 4 news. dr. >>mark: thanks for joining us on the kron 4 news. dr. phil is coming uunbelievable. shhhh
thoughts, a hero survivor of the attack, sergeant manning shot several times by hassan. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> in your view, does this basically settle the question of whether or not this was terrorism? >> i think that it does. also i think the government has known this even prior to the shooting. i hope that they now that it's out and that they basically can't suppress it they will classify it as a terrorist attack. >> this guy who has received $300,000 in government pay while in jail, this guy, hasan, didn't keep his radical views to himself. they were known to the government, weren't they? >> yes. even as far back as 2007, his peers and co-workers knew that he was radicalized and knew he had some pretty extreme views. obviously the fbi had intercepted e-mails between him and anwar al awlaki. >> and they did what about it? >> absolutely nothing. according to the report, they said it was politically sensitive and refused to interview him or tell the army about it, which hasan was a commissioned officer so he had security clearance. of course he has access to classified in
been the hassan case, the marathon bombing in boston. these were domestic individuals that were in contact with people overseas, and we did not catch those. how did those slip through the cracks? how do we connect those dots? how could we have done that better? and is the fbi really capable of doing domestic intelligence? >> i think one of the things that has happened over time, the last decade or two, is that the definition of the national security community has really broadened. during the cold war, it was state, defense, cia. if you had that group of agencies together, you pretty much had the situation covered. now, you have dhs. one of the major features of intelligence reform, in the commission report by silberman and robb, was to try to rope the fbi more into this process, because they had a habit of delegating investigations to the field. everybody was doing their stuff on a yellow legal pad and never sharing it with anybody lse. i think there is more after this decade that has passed -- more of a culture of intelligence in the fbi. i think that has been one of the accomp
, wounded 30 more in a massacre four years ago at ft. hood in texas. now there are concerns nidal s hassan wants to die. he's acting as his own attorney but he's is surrounded by a team of lawyers. they're giving him legal counsel throughout the trial. today they filed a motion with the judge saying they want no part in helping him achieve what they believe is his goal here. to die. why? that goal according to his lawyers is the death penalty. hasan has denied it standing up in this courtroom today, calling it, quote a twist of the facts. the jury was not present during that exchange. but in the end, the judge calmed a recess until tomorrow while she considers the lawyers' request to reduce their role in this case. >>> russia, now. russia officially snubbed president obama, canceling plans to meet with president putin for a summit in moscow next month. quote, we have informed the russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. it goes on, the rare diplomatic cold shoulder here seen as retribution. the two count
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